Imaging the fluorescence of marine invertebrates and their associated flora

Ainsworth, T. D., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. and Leggat, W. (2008) Imaging the fluorescence of marine invertebrates and their associated flora. Journal of Microscopy, 232 2: 197-199. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.02089.x


Author Ainsworth, T. D.
Hoegh-Guldberg, O.
Leggat, W.
Title Imaging the fluorescence of marine invertebrates and their associated flora
Journal name Journal of Microscopy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2720
Publication date 2008-11-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.02089.x
Open Access Status
Volume 232
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 199
Total pages 3
Editor Wilson, T.
Kingsbury, L.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Abstract The cells and tissues of many marine invertebrates and their associated flora contain fluorescent pigments and proteins, many of which have been utilized commercially and provide marker molecules in other systems for fluorescence imaging technology. However, in the study of marine invertebrates and their symbioses these naturally occurring molecules have been seen to limit or confound fluorescence microscopy analyses. Here we demonstrate the endogenous fluorescence associated with two marine invertebrates (coral and foraminifera) and describe how these qualities can be utilized in fluorescence microanalyses. Understanding and imaging the diversity of fluorescent molecules provide insight into how fluorescence microscopy techniques can now be applied to these complex systems.
Keyword Microscopy
Microscopy
MICROSCOPY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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